New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in NJ
Are you looking to learn self-defense in a fun and friendly environment? Do you want to get in shape and be active? Do you want to give yourself the confidence to handle physical situations?
Savarese Jiu Jitsu is Bergen County & Northern New Jersey’s premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts school that offers practical self defense training in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Savarese Jiu Jitsu Academy has facilities located in Lodi and Lyndhurst, NJ. Students learn techniques to build their self esteem, get a great work out, and most importantly, defend themselves.
In the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class children learn how to defend themselves with practical techniques that benefit smaller practitioners. They learn to build confidence, de-escalate dangerous situations, and most importantly how to avoid fights before they happen.
Savarese BJJ encourages you to do your research when choosing a BJJ/grappling academy. Learn about the instructor’s belt lineage and credentials. See if their lineage traces back to the Gracie Family, the creators of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The benefits our New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA programs are endless! A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family who created the art. Teach your children that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life, and let our program prove it to them! Develop functional muscles, not bulky, do-nothing muscles! The life of every person in our program who has been training for more than a year has been changed dramatically! If you want to join the fastest growing BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese BJJ is waiting for you! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
“Great place to learn. Being in law enforcement I needed more self defense tactics to make sure I go home at night. ProfessorSav is one of the best teachers along with his staff. They make sure you understand the moves and know what you are doing. I recommend this school to my fellow brothers in blue and anyone looking to self defense!!!”
“If I could I’d give Savarese BJJ ten stars, I would! My daughter is only six years old and can be very shy at times,so when she asked to do martial arts a year ago I was excited to join her up somewhere. After shopping around I settled on Savarese- I couldn’t have made a better decision. The price is very affordable and fair. But most important for me the kids program is phenomenal! It’s a perfect mix of discipline, education, active participation, and fun. Coach Sean does a fantastic job of attending to each kid individually based upon their skill sets and personalities. He has a gift for getting the best out of kids; my daughter has blossomed in this program — I can’t praise Sean or the school enough. As for the adult program I can only comment on the strength of the fundamentals program at the moment… which is very good. The instruction is hands on and the adult members are all personable and fun to take classes with. As a spectator I can tell the more advanced classes are more intense and demanding, it’s certainly a serious program, with strong competitors. The owner Chris is a constant and active presence. He takes a interest in the progress of all his students, including the kids. As for the facility it’s very clean. The mats are constantly disinfected and the floors are spotless. Once again, I can’t give this place any higher praise…it’s the best!”
“I’ve known Sav for over 10 years and he is one of the most devoted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts I know. Not only does he have a tremendous amount of knowledge and talent, but he has a greater desire to help others and the sport grow. Undoubtedly, the sport would not be where it is today without his help. I am but one of many people who have benefited from Sav’s knowledge and generosity.” Todd Margolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Team Lloyd Irvin 2x Pan Am Silver Medalist Abu Dhabi Competitor 5x Grappler’s Quest Champion Maryland State Wrestling Champion
“I started training under Sav in 2006. The level of instruction is unparalleled. He took the time to examine all of my bad habits and one by one took care of them. I can honestly say that training at Savarese Jiu Jitsu is one of the best decisions I have ever made.” Sean “Spuds” Bermudez
“I’ve been a New Jersey State certified public school teacher for thirteen years, and can say without hesitation that Professor Savarese is among the very best teachers I have had the privilege of observing and learning from. Very few educators are able to break down the niceties of a task, but for Professor Savarese, it comes as second nature. Join the program…. start the journey.”
“How many people can say that they have received their Black Belt from a member of the prestigious Gracie Family? How many people in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can claim that they have trained under the watchful eye of a Gracie family member for years? Chris “Sav” Savarese is one of the few that can answer yes to both of these questions. “Sav” as people in the know call him, is one of the most involved and concerned instructors I have had the pleasure of knowing. Its a pleasure to be his friend. He has a passion for teaching and the sport of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu like few Instructors. “Sav” understands the heritage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but he also understands that the big difference between a good instructor and great instructor is the attention to the details. His students in a short amount of time are placing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the United States. If your within driving distance or like myself over an hour away make the trip to train with him. You will not be disappointed.” Marco Perazzo Co-Owner of New Jersey Martial Arts njmaonline.com
“I have been friends and training partners with Sav for many years, he has alot of knowledege to share and has helped me prepare gameplans for many of my jiu-jitsu/grappling competitions and mma fights. He is great coach to learn from and have in your corner. I recommend him to anyone, you won’t be disappointed, he really cares for others well-being.” Joe D’Arce Renzo Gracie black belt Multiple Time Pan Am Champ http://www.darcebjj.com
“Sav has been involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for as long as I can remember and his BJJ resume is as extensive as it gets: Not only has he been a competitor, a teacher, a coach, a promoter, a matchmaker, a referee, and a sponsor, but he also has a black belt! Sav knows the sport from every angle. For me, one of the things that has always stood out the most about Sav is his passionate dedication to his people – be they teammates, students, or friends from other teams. This is the guy you want in your corner. Whether you want to get in shape while learning some practical self defense or train to be a top competitor, Sav will guide you to your goals.”
Dave Jacobs Yamasaki Blackbelt Fairfax Jiu-Jitsu
“Chris Savarese is, in my opinion, one of the top instructors/coaches in the USA today. Sav has a great mind for jiu-jitsu and I’ve spent alot of time exchanging ideas and moves with him. He has been my coach/corner for some of my matches and has helped me alot over the years. I always call him for strategic advise and gameplans before my matches. His school is the place I train when I am on the East Coast and I highly recommend it to anyone. His knowledge is priceless and so is his love for BJJ. He is a true professor of BJJ.” Jeff Glover Paragon BJJ blackbelt 2 x Pan American Champion 18 x Grapplers Quest champion
“There are very few people in the world who truly inspire those around them to be better than themselves. Chris Savarese does that every day of his life. At his academy, you will have the unique opportunity to study with a true Jiu-Jitsu Master, trained by the originators of the art, the Gracie Family. Training at his academy has awakened in me a desire to be better than I was the day before. I have stopped drinking, stopped smoking and am in the best shape of my life. I look forward every day to training at Savarese BJJ.” Javier Diaz